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Old October 4th, 2009, 12:32 PM
StevenR StevenR is offline
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Default New App: ITV Player

I have created an app for ITV Player, the online catch up service for the ITV channels in the UK.

As with my Demand Five app, pause is working, but it is not possible to change volume or to skip and you will also need to press Stop when it has finished playing.

If you want to watch shows with mature content, you will need to follow these steps:
1) Go to http://www.itv.com/itvplayer
2) Find, and attempt to play a show with mature content
3) In the "Instant Access" section, select the checkbox next to "I am over 18 years of age and I have read and understood the Terms & Conditions"
4) Click on the "Allow restricted content" button
Note: this will not work if you use the PIN protected access option.

When you follow those steps, a "flash cookie" is created as part of your Flash settings (which the Flash plugin in Boxee also uses).

As with the Demand Five app, it will probably only work in the UK.

You can install this from the App Box if you add my repository at http://dir.gadget-channel.co.uk to Boxee.

Note: You may find, as I have, that sometimes the message "sorry, the video could not be found" is displayed instead of the correct video. This appears to be an issue on the ITV site and not with the app, as this also happens playing in a web browser. Pressing Stop and then playing the same show again will usually work.
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Old October 4th, 2009, 02:32 PM
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Thanks, been looking forward to this, now just need the 4OD app!

How would you go about viewing the mature content on an Apple TV? are you able to add something into the application to allow this?

Cheers
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Old October 4th, 2009, 04:02 PM
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Excellent, but away on business right now so not going to be able to see this till Friday night.

I am an AppleTV user too, so hope you can sort of the cookie behaviour.
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Old October 5th, 2009, 04:47 AM
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I have made some changes which mean that it should no longer be necessary to use a web browser to select the mature content option. This is a server-side change and so you will not need to do anything. However, if anybody tries this on Apple TV can they let me know if it works properly?

What should happen is that the first time you view "mature content" (I believe ITV classified this as anything originally broadcast after the 9 PM watershed) a couple of screens will pop up for a few seconds. The relevant options will automatically be selected, and the video will then start shortly after.
This should be a one time process, other mature content should play immediately although sometimes it may display the screens a second time if you play another video immediately afterwards as there seems to be some degree of caching in the "Flash cookies" (I don't know if this is due to Flash or Boxee).
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Old October 5th, 2009, 06:19 AM
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very nice ..nearly closed the UK market
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Old October 5th, 2009, 07:38 AM
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I've tried it on my AppleTV and it doesn't stream anything unfortunately, works all ok on my Mac?
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Old October 5th, 2009, 08:00 AM
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I've tried it on my AppleTV and it doesn't stream anything unfortunately, works all ok on my Mac?
It's possible that it requires a newer version of Flash than is on the Apple TV. There is a discussion about a similar thing with 4OD, which also includes some information about installing a newer version of Flash on the Apple TV.
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Old October 5th, 2009, 01:38 PM
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So if I read that thread correctly, does it mean a new .dmg for the AppleTV could be made with a newer version of Flash included as a solution?
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Old October 6th, 2009, 09:26 AM
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I've installed Flash player 10 using the method that was suggested from the link above but still no joy on my Apple TV?
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Old October 6th, 2009, 09:29 AM
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Actually I think it uses Silverlight hence the problem, does anyone know how to install Silverlight on an Apple TV?
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